Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Get Jazzed with this Bolden Book

Coming through Slaughter by Michael Ondaatje

The name Buddy Bolden probably means absolutely nothing to most readers. That is, unless you're a Jazz enthusiast and/or a music historian. In which case, you'll probably know that Bolden was a coronet player in New Orleans at the turn of the previous century. You'll also know that he was a bit of a legend - not only for his coronet playing, but also because at the age of 31, he went crazy. But not before his music had found its place the annals of Jazz history. Just enough about Buddy Bolden survived to inspire Michael Ondaatje (author of "The English Patient") to write the book, "Coming through Slaughter".



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"Coming Through Slaughter" by Michael Ondaatje is available
from Amazon US, Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble, Kobo Books (USA, Canada & Australia), iTunes (iBook), The Book Depository (free worldwide delivery), new or used from Alibris or Better World Books as well as from an IndieBound store near you. A version of this review originally appeared on the website Dooyoo under my username "TheChocolateLady" as well as {the now defunct} Yahoo! Contributor Network.
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